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Medical Masks Will Officially be Mandatory in Public Places

The draft law was made just last week in response to the COVID-19 crisis.


Egypt’s House of Representatives has passed the draft amendment made last week to the Law of Health Precautions against Infectious Diseases No. 137, putting in place additional measures to help cope with the pandemic.

The Ministry of Health now reserves the right to ask citizens to wear medical masks and other preventative equipment when outside their homes, and will be able to impose a fine between LE300 to LE5,000.

The new amendments also state that the burial of fatalities with Coronavirus will be overseen by health authorities in an effort to contain the virus, as a response to the incident in Shubra Al Bahw when residents attempted to stop the burial of a doctor that had died with COVID-19.

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